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Paso Robles water bill headed to the governor

A bill seeking establishment of a water management district for the Paso Robles aquifer, AB 2453, easily passed the California Assembly Monday on a 51-4 vote and is on its way to California Gov. Jerry Brown. The measure, by Assemblyman... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles water bill escapes Senate

A bill seeking establishment of a water management district for the Paso Robles aquifer, AB 2453, easily passed the California Senate Wednesday evening on a 29-3 vote. The measure, by Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian (R-San Luis Obispo), now goes back to... (Continue reading)

Supervisors waffle on support for Paso Robles water bill

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A heavily-amended legislative proposal to create a “hybrid” water district for controlling the Paso Robles water basin no longer has support from the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors following a circuitous, often testy discussion by... (Continue reading)

Water district bill vote process altered

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A controversial proposal to form a managing water district for the Paso Robles groundwater basin passed a Senate committee Tuesday with significant amendments. Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian (R-San Luis Obispo) agreed to the changes to his bill, AB... (Continue reading)

Want to taste wine at farmers’ market?

Californians could soon take their wine tasting habits to farmers’ markets. [KEYT] A bill that would allow limited wine tasting at farmers’ markets has passed the Assembly on a unanimous vote and is now moving through the state Senate. Wine... (Continue reading)

Water district bill hits snag

A Senate committee gave the nod to a legislative proposal by Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian to create a water district to govern the Paso Robles aquifer, but attached significant provisos. Following a dramatic shift in position by the San Luis County... (Continue reading)

Arnold says Gibson misleading lawmakers

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Amendments to legislation aiding formation of a water district to manage the Paso Robles aquifer are just fine, according to county supervisors’ chairman Bruce Gibson, asserting he speaks for the entire board. Not so, said Fifth District... (Continue reading)

Water district bill escapes Assembly

A bill to create a water district managing the Paso Robles water basin easily passed the state Assembly today on a 41-8 vote, and now goes to committees of the Upper House for consideration. Sponsored by Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian (R-San... (Continue reading)

Will California ease professional licensing rules for Illegal immigrants?

A bill that would allow illegal immigrants to forgo some professional licensing requirements passed the state Senate on Thursday. Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) introduced SB 1159 to ease the licensing process for psychologists, pharmacists, real estate agents, security guards... (Continue reading)

Water district bill gets Assembly panel nod

A bill to create a water management district for the Paso Robles water basin barely navigated its initial legislative test in Sacramento Wednesday afternoon, slipping through the Assembly Local Government Committee on a 6-1 vote. Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian (R-San Luis... (Continue reading)



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